1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Racemobambos Holttum
      1. Racemobambos hirsuta Holttum

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Borneo (Sabah).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms erect, or leaning; 300-500 cm long; 5-10 mm diam.; woody. Culm-internodes terete; thin-walled; 40-60 cm long; distally glabrous. Culm-nodes flush with internodes. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; with subequal branches. Culm-sheaths deciduous; chartaceous; glabrous; hairy on margins; without auricles. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate; reflexed; 7-8 cm long; 5 mm wide; glabrous on surface. Leaves cauline; 6-8 per branch. Leaf-sheath oral hairs setose. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 15-25 cm long; 30-40 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; bracteate at pedicel base. Racemes 1; single; paucilateral; 15 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 4-5 fertile spikelets on each. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 50-60 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 10 mm long; pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 50-60 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 10 mm long; pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes two; persistent; shorter than spikelet.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 12 mm long; chartaceous; without keel. Lemma surface pubescent. Palea surface pubescent. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Malesia.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. Bam Sabah 1996.

    Images

    Distribution

    Racemobambos hirsuta Holttum appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1965 Clemens, J. [s.n.], Malaysia K000290757 isotype
    May 1, 1965 Clemens, J. [s.n.], Malaysia K000290758 isotype
    Dransfield, S. [SD 786], Sabah K000795456

    First published in Gard. Bull. Singapore 15: 272 (1956)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0